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Consultant Emergency Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Emergency Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PAs
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£77,913-£105,042 per annum
18/06/2019 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Accident and Emergency

11 PA’s (Job plan to be negotiated – a degree of flexibility is possible)


£77,913-£105,042 per annum

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Consultant in Emergency Medicine to join our team. This is a full time post for 10-14 Pas depending on job planning.

Southport hospital is one of two modern hospitals within the trust and provides acute services to adult patients. The emergency department sees approximately 55,000 patients a year.

The emergency department has benefitted from a full refurbishment and now offers a state of the art resuscitation room, bespoke mental health and relative’s facility and a modern Observation Ward/CDU.

The ED team are young determined, motivated and forward thinking. Over recent years the team have led on the introduction of ambulatory emergency care in the trust and also in frailty pathways, particularly admission avoidance. We have presented our work in these areas nationally.

We maintain close links with the Ambulatory Care Unit and the acute physicians. We would welcome applicants with an interest in ambulatory emergency care.

The department is active in education with 3 of the current consultants having defined educational roles within the trust. We host medical students, physician associate students alongside student nurses, student allied health professionals and junior doctors.

We are part of the Mersey and Cheshire trauma network as a trauma receiving unit. The current ED team also work at the MTC as trauma team leaders on an ad hoc basis in order to maintain skills. A more formal arrangement may be possible if preferred.

The adult A&E department enjoys excellent working relationships with the Paediatric A&E department based on the Ormskirk site and the postholder will be expected to undertake weekly sessions within the Paediatric A&E department. The Paediatric A&E department sees approximately 25,000 patients per year. As a completely separate unit Ormskirk ED offers bespoke paediatric facilities. As well as a full resuscitation and minors area there is a procedure room and a number of treatment rooms. The department offers a very child friendly environment with a play room and numerous toys and games. The nursing staff are highly trained with all Band 6 staff having full APLS.

The department has close links with the department of paediatrics and shares educational activities. Paediatric ED can access the paediatric assessment unit thereby offering the ability to undertake observation of ED patients.

All applicants must be either on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of interview.

The successful candidate will participate on the on-call rota The Trust is happy to consider flexible working arrangements and extended days to deliver a desirable work life balance, support professional goals and personal development. The Trust is happy to reimburse any costs associated with relocation.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for Adults and Children's disclosure)


Advert Date: 21st May 2019

Closing Date: 18th June 2019

Shortlisting Date :- 24th June 2019

Proposed Interview date - Early July 2019


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Dr D Snow,  Associate Medical Director/ Emergency Department, Tel: 01704 704123 or Dr M Aisbitt, Clinical Director Emergency Medicine, Tel: 01704 704123; or Dr T Hankin, Medical Director, Tel: 01704 704765.